Register. And Enjoy the Benefits!


To earn a doctorate at our Universität zu Lübeck, you have to register at the Center for Doctoral Studies Lübeck (CDSL) - regardless of whether you wish to pursue a personalised or structured doctoral programme.

Your doctoral project in medicine must be registered in advance in the doctoral office of medicine.
For your doctorate in the STEM section, you must first have your admission checked in the STEM doctoral office.

With your registration at the CDSL (for free), you will become a member of CDSL and benefit from its varied offers.

And these are your benefits:

  • A centralised advisory service for doctoral researchers

  • A programme to qualify you for a university or non-university career

  • Access to CDSL fellowships

  • A platform for doctoral researchers networking and exchanges

Furthermore, you have to enrol as a doctoral student at the Student Service Centre.
We urge anyone on a fellowship to do this, otherwise you will have no accident insurance to cover activities at the Universität zu Lübeck.

For more information concerning the enrolment, please see here.

For the enrolment of international PhD students, please visit the website of the International Office.

The registration at the CDSL is NOT the enrolment and NOT the registration of the doctoral project.